OKC SQL: Public Speaking: How to overcome your fears and choose the right topic [2018]

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ave Ross, the 1991 World Champion of Public Speaking, will be the featured speaker during the OKC SQL Users Group meeting, February 19th at 6 pm, StarSpace46, 1141 W Sheridan Ave., OKC, OK 73106. All members of the tech community are encouraged to attend this meeting to receive tips from a pro on how to give a talk and enjoy a sample of what Toastmasters is about!

Dave Ross is a speaker, trainer, facilitator, and life coach. Originally from Sacramento, CA, he became an officer in the Air Force after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy. Dave has honed his leadership skills as he lead aircrews, commanded a recruiting squadron, supervised air defense operations in Iceland, and operated one of the Air Forces’ largest training operations. After retiring from the Air Forces, he worked with numerous public agencies and private concerns as a facilitator and trainer.

A gifted communicator, Dave has had a near life long association with Toastmasters International and earned their title of World Champion of Public Speaking in 1991. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master’s Degree from Oklahoma City University. As a retired Lieutenant Colonel, Dave is a highly experienced leader and decorated veteran. He is also a member of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) and, of course, Toastmasters International.

OKC SQL Users group is honored to have Mr. Ross as a guest speaker during this meeting. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience the public speaking, communication and leadership skills that Toastmasters International is known for cultivating.

Don’t know what to speak on? Paul Davis, DTM, will be speaking on how to pick your topic. When Paul Davis joined his first Toastmasters club in 2004, he did need to, but his audiences often didn’t pay attention. He used the opportunity to study audiences and ways to engage them. They do better now. Paul is here today to share ways to get your message across. OKC SQL Users group meets on the third Monday of every month at Star Space 46 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Guests are encouraged to attend. For more information about OKC SQL Users group, follow us at https://www.meetup.com/okcsql/.

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, the organization’s membership exceeds 292,000 in more than 14,350 clubs in 122 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience. For more information, see www.toastmasters.org — Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/techlahoma